Undergraduate Research Initiative

The Undergraduate Research Initiative (URI) supports students’ academic and career development through engagement in hands-on research and creative activities.

We work with undergraduate students in any discipline, any year of study, and at any stage of the research process – from exploration to publication. Undergraduate research is a great way to gain practical experience, develop professional skills and connections, and expand your career options.

A question can take you anywhere: Where will your curiosity take you?

Request an Advising Appointment

Meet with a URI advisor to learn more about research opportunities and resources relevant to your interests and goals, or to get support with navigating the research process.

Opportunities + Services

Get Started in Undergraduate Research

Learn where and how to find research opportunities in your area of interest, and find answers to frequently asked questions about undergraduate research.

Apply for Funding

Explore funding opportunities to support your undergraduate research activities, including summer studentships.

Share your Research

Celebrate and share your research achievements through presentation and publication opportunities.

Develop Research Skills + Explore Resources

Gain undergraduate research-related skills, knowledge and confidence through seminars, workshops and other campus resources.

Opportunities for High School Students

Jump-start your career exploration through research programs for high school students.

Information for Faculty + Staff

Faculty, staff and supervisors: find information here about how to recruit and support undergraduate students for your research.

Upcoming Events


Upcoming Events

What's Coming Up for the URI

The URI regularly holds events supporting undergraduate research. Register and add the events to your calendar.

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Leave a Legacy

Your donation supports new learning opportunities and experiences for students, funds research and builds spaces for innovation and education.


Contact Us

Undergraduate Research Initiative

Location: 2-701 SUB
Phone: 780-492-3474
Email: uri@ualberta.ca